DELISH Dish Towels

I can’t thank you lovies enough for the kind words, encouragement and advice regarding yesterday’s post.  Tim and I had a great talk last night and put together a game plan.  We are really good about strategically planning vacations and date nights but December just sneaks up on us every year and we have yet to figure out something that works for both of us.  A few of you recommended the book “The Introvert Advantage.”  I am ALL OVER THAT!  I got it from my library already…THANKS!  I will do a book review on it when I am finished.The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

Ok back to your regularly scheduled programming… 

I am in LOVES with dish towels lately.  I do not know why.  I think cute towels are so fun.  I am used to the falling apart, ripped, stained and booger laden ones.  I have been on a rampage making these for gifts lately.   I made ten of the embroidered Christmas ones before the holidays and got such a great response from the recipients.IMG_0977Here is the most recent one I made that I am giving to a friend for a birthday gift along with my favorite kitchen tool (Pampered Chef Mix N Chop) and a Dollar Tree spatula.IMG_1100They have flour sack cloth towels at the Dollar Tree…for a dollar…uh..errr…I guess that goes without saying. IMG_1093 I like the Dollar Tree ones the best because they are heavily starched and easy to work with.  However, Wal-mart, Target and Kmart carry them also.

This project is a great way to use up scraps of fabric since you only use like a 4” x 15” piece.  All you do is cut a strip, press it under 1/4” all the way around, and sew it on.IMG_1094 I find it easier not to pin especially when using the ric-rac.  I just kind of hold it in place and stitch it.  Is the cherry fabric totally scrumptious or what?

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On one of them I added this cute little ruffle trim.  It matched the gingham towel that I added to the gift perfectly.  DELISH!

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This would make a perfect hostess, bridal shower, wedding, birthday or JUST BECAUSE gift!  Plus it is very inexpensive…I LOVES THAT!